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Coronavirus: NHS turns to big tech to tackle Covid-19 hot spots

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS has confirmed it is teaming up with leading tech firms to ensure critical medical equipment is available to the facilities most in need during the coronavirus outbreak. It blogged the firms would create computer dashboard screens to show the spread of the virus and …

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The uncertain future for China’s electric car makers

Image copyright Han Zhu Image caption Choosing an electric car was an easy decision for Shenzhen resident Han Zhu Han Zhu is on a mission to go green. The 29-year-old data analyst wants her next car to be electric. But her reasons for buying an electric vehicle are in part …

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Coronavirus: Tracking app aims for one million downloads

Image caption The app is available on Apple’s app store and Google Play An app that tracks the symptoms of Covid-19 in the UK has become one of the most popular downloads. Its creators aim to deliver insights into why some people get the disease more severely than others. They …

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‘Avoid using microwave to get faster internet’

Image copyright Getty Images Offices, factories and schools across the UK have shut to manage the spread of the coronavirus. And with the government now telling the nation to “stay at home”, millions are logging on to work and keep themselves entertained during the lockdown. But that has put pressure …

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Coronavirus: Private clinic defends charging £375 for test

Image copyright Getty Images A private healthcare clinic in London has defended its decision to charge £375 ($434) for a coronavirus test. The Private Harley Street Clinic said the price reflected “the costs of these logistic and clinical services that we provide” and added that it was offering free tests …

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Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family

Image copyright Getty Images/BBC If you are self-isolating at home, video-chatting can help you stay in touch with your friends and family. This guide will show you how to make a video call using a smartphone, or receive one using your desktop computer – or help you explain how to …

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Coronavirus: The school of Mum and Dad

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption School’s out. What next? All schools in the UK closed their doors on Friday, and there’s no timetable for when they might re-open. Parents, who may need to work and juggle childcare, will have to fill the gap. While no-one expects them to replicate …

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Coronavirus: Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation

Image copyright Getty Images Everyone should avoid non-essential contact with others to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister has said. As schools shut and some people work from home, many are feeling cut off from their everyday hobbies and social lives. But the internet offers a means …

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